An engagement ring should be a gift from the heart and what better way to express your love than with a heart-shaped diamond solitaire from Chopard's Passion for Happiness collection?
The heart is one of the most complex diamond shapes to cut, as it requires sacrificing carat weight to create the indented form. What's more, the proportions must be spot on to achieve the right symmetry and a heart shape that is pleasing to the eye. Too narrow and it will look stretched, too wide and it will look clumsy.
In white gold or platinum, these rings are the apogee of romance, but also speak of an enduring commitment to share those happy moments with that special someone. The heart is one of Chopard's favourite symbols, intrinsically associated with happiness and the joyful events in our lives.
Both the platinum rings feature a solitaire diamond: one of the rings features a solitaire dramatically elevated on a double, heart-shaped platform; the other, more classical set solitaire, is enhanced by smaller diamonds on the band. The white gold rings go for the full dazzle of a heart-shaped stone: one is set with a stunning heart-cut diamond emphasised by the sparkle of smaller gems, while the other central heart is accentuated with a glittering pavé chorus of white diamonds. There is also a white gold necklace set with five brilliant-cut diamonds to complement the engagement rings.
The Passion for Happiness collection is about keeping the spark of romance alive on a day-to-day basis for a lifetime filled with love. For Chopard, happiness is about cultivating excellence every day to create jewels imbued with a joie de vivre that reflects the love of the couples who vow to share their lives.
The heart is a recurrent motif in many of Chopard's collections, but surely, this is the most romantic interpretation yet.